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Ida Blount Grimmer Roberts
Birth: Jan. 26, 1860
Death: Dec. 24, 1945

Ida Blount Grimmer was born 26 Jan 1860 in Scotland Neck, Halifax, North Carolina. The daughter of William Grimmer and Lavenia Parker Edmondson. She was one of ten children. Her father died in 1873. Her mother remarried William Hamilton Roberts on 3 Jan 1878 in Scotland Neck, Halifax, North Carolina. Three days later, Ida married William Alexander Roberts. Mother and daughter married father and son, respectively. Together they left North Carolina for east Texas. William and Ida had eleven children. Ida died on 24 Dec 1945 and is buried at Old City Cemetery in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas.Christmas Day Rites Held For Mrs. Ida Roberts
One of the Gilmer's Most Beloved Leaders Dies At Age 85 At Home Here

As the year was entering its final week, the long and influential life of Mrs. Ida G. Roberts came to a close Monday morning December 24.
Mrs. Roberts would have been 86 years old on January 26, 1946. Sixty eight of those years were spent in Gilmer, Texas.
Mrs. Roberts underwent an operation for appendicitis last April and since that time has not been completely well. She did recover from the operation and even made a trip to Shreveport during the year, but her fine health that had lasted her so long was broken and her illness developed with recurring frequency. Her last illness developed two weeks before death relieved her suffering.
Carolina Native
Born Ida Brimmer at Scotland Neck, N.C. on January 26, 1860 Mrs Roberts lived there until she was 18 years old when she married W. A. Roberts. Two weeks after her marriage she came with a party of eighteen to Texas and settled in Grimmer, where she has lived continuously since. Her husband preceeded her in death several years ago.
To his union eleven children were born. Two died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Lula Ferrell, died after she was grown. All the others survive their mother: namely Mrs. J. C. Ware of Temple; W. A. Roberts of Dallas; Mrs. J. B. Oliver of Gilmer; Mrs. Milton Fore, of Shreveport; C. H. Roberts of Gilmer; Mrs. I. R. Harris of Goose Creek; Walter Roberts of Fort Worth; Mrs. Mack Graham of Waco. All were with their mother when death came. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Walter Boyd of Gilmer. The late Mrs. T. C. Mitchell, of Gilmer, was also a sister. Also left to mourn her passing are a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Church Worker
Her courage, faith, kindness, and charitableness for all.
Her early years were characterized with boundless energy. She found time for the multiphenty of duties of a busy mother and homemaker and still had the time and energy for friendships, kindly acts of neighborliness and civic and church work. As the years passed illness retarded some of her activities. More than fifteen years ago she was stricken with a severe rheumatism that left her crippled in one leg, but then she showed her indomanable courage by teaching herself to walk on crutches, and even drive her car with her crutches by her side. Her 1927 - model Ford was a landmark in the town and she drove it until her illness last spring made it impossible for her to get out anymore.
Friendship Legion
Her friendships were legion. All of her life she was making new friends and she had the happy faculty of keeping all the old one. Christmas time and birthdays were gala occasions in the Roberts household when cards, flowers and gifts poared in from all parts of the state for this splendid lady. Many of the cards and flowers of the 1945 holdiay season were enjoyed by her before death gently closed her eyes on a world she had loved and enjoyed for more than fourscore years.
Funeral rites were held at the family home on the corner of Montgomery and Walnut streets Christmas afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. J. Kelly Simmons of the First Baptist church conducted the service and made a talk that was replete with comfort and consolation for the family and friends she left behind. He read several appropriate passages of scripture including the most appropriate on from Proverbs: "Who can..."


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Grimmer (1828 - 1873)
  Lavenia Parker Edmondson Roberts (1834 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  William Alexander Roberts (1854 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Lavenia Roberts Ware (1879 - 1963)*
  Annie Alexandra Roberts Oliver (1881 - 1965)*
  Alice May Roberts Fore (1884 - 1993)*
  William Alexander Roberts (1886 - 1960)*
  Lula Grimmer Roberts Ferrell (1888 - 1918)*
  Charles Hamilton Roberts (1891 - 1975)*
  India Roberts Graham (1893 - 1994)*
  Edward Lynn Roberts (1901 - 1902)*
  Mamie Roberts (1904 - 1904)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ida Blount Grimmer Roberts (1860 - 1945)
  Annie P. Grimmer (1861 - 1863)*
  Mary Ellen Grimmer Mitchell (1863 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gilmer City Cemetery
Gilmer
Upshur County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 06, 2007
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Ida Blount <i>Grimmer</i> Roberts
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